Using iDisk with IE6

Discussion in 'Apple Music, iCloud and Apple Services' started by studio81, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Before you shout, use Safari, Firefox, I have no control over the system I use :mad:. I cannot install software on it, upgrade the browser, or convince anyone to do it for me. I also can't use a USB stick. It's a government computer, you basically can't do anything for security reasons.

    I'd like to use my iDisk to store some files that I've had to email to myself in work, back and forth. It's really annoying so I thought I could maybe try using my iDisk but it doesn't work with IE6.

    Does anyone know of any way to get passed this limitation? Maybe another web-based service that can interface with my iDisk? Maybe a basic upload download option that could be used?

    Thanks if you can help!
     
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    SandboxGeneral

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    I don't think there is any way to do that. It's Safari or Firefox only to the best of my knowledge.

    I sure hope the files you want to move around aren't classified government ones. If they lock the computer down that much, it seems like a breech of security to use iDisk on it or the network.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope, they are just training materials I'm developing and are unclassified, that's why I can email them to myself.

    You can apply for USB sticks but they are encrypted so I wouldn't be able to use them with my Mac as far as I'm aware. Plus by the time I get one I wouldn't need it any more.

    It's also only a temporary thing (6 months) so I can just email them but it's just a pain!

    I could use Google Docs I guess but iDisk would be handier.

    Thanks
     
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    roadbloc

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    Sorry, but nothing but updating IE or getting an alternative web browser can help.

    You say you cannot install software... but can you run software? As in any program? You may want to try the portable version of Firefox. Email that to yourself.
     
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    Phil A.

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    What operating system is it? You may be able to access your iDisk via Webdav which would give you access in Explorer (rather than internet explorer):
    have a look here for full information
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The only way of getting any files onto the machine is via email and you can't email archive files or executables, they just get removed. The email system also removes corrupt files, so I can't just rename it firefox.xls and then rename on the machine as it won't even get through. I could try but I fear I would be doing something the rules are there to prevent.

    Interesting in regards to the WebDav solution, it's Windows XP so it should work in theory. I don't know if it will somehow be disabled (they really have things locked down) but worth a go after clearing it with someone. Beats emailing!

    Thanks for your help all!
     

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